Monday, July 26, 2010

Journey to the Moon

I loved the beauty of Emmet Gowins black and white aerial photographs. Images of crop circles and bomb testing sites in the middle of vast nothingness. It planted the seed for these samples and final jacquard fabric.

Beautiful inky navy spec-dyed cotton from Avril paired with coral mercerised cotton.

Two colour jacquard in white/black and yellow.

Doubleweave using Habu black/white and white/black viscose. A little something I'm going to keep working on.

I was lucky enough to be flown up to Brisbane to work on a design to be woven into upholstery fabic at a mill. It's so different to any experience I've had with handweaving. So much faster but none of the romance of crafting something by hand. But then again, I could never produce upholstery grade fabric by hand. Here I was trying out different yarn colours but this one ended up on the cutting room floor.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pleats Please

So this is a piece I made for an exhibition late last year and something I'm going to continue to work on over the next few months... exciting times really.

A cushion of sorts

I thought I might start with my latest stuff. I bought some beautiful spec dyed cotton from Avril in a few colours and decided the grey would be perfect combined with a great greenish yellow mercerised cotton I found at Dairing. I had wanted to finish this (not so) little project by Wednesday but ran out of yarn as I was just over half way through warping up. So my warp is pictured left along with the 2" wide ribbon I wove for the piping. I loved weaving this. Inky navy with white Habu paper yarn as weft. Will keep you posted once I've woven the panels and sewn it together. Also in the works is a moon cushion. Kinda excited about that one.

I couldn't help but post a photograph of the yarns themselves. The white/black skein is a beautiful viscose yarn from Habu.